Elijah Abegg

22 April 1893–3 December 1981 (Age 88)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah

When Elijah Abegg was born on 22 April 1893, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Arnold Abegg, was 48 and his mother, Louisa Mathilda Wilhelmina Haag, was 24. He married Isaura Bentley on 23 May 1919, in Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pima, Arizona, United States for about 10 years and Supervisorial District 1, Pima, Arizona, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 3 December 1981, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Binghampton Cemetery, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Abegg
1893–1981
Isaura Bentley
1895–1971
Marriage: 23 May 1919
Dean Meredith Abegg
1920–2008
Joseph Bentley Abegg
1922–1994
Maurice Lothaire Abegg
1923–1964
Hal Von Abegg
1925–2010
Norma Abegg
1926–2013
Myrlon Bentley Abegg
1931–2009
Gwen Elaine Abegg
1938–2016

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1919Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1907 · Nebo Stake Tabernacle Is Dedicated
    Age 14
    The Nebo Stake Tabernacle was dedicated in November 1907 by President Joseph F. Smith. The Nebo Stake Tabernacle replaced the Payson Tabernacle which burned in 1904. The building had a beautiful arched interior ceiling and light flooded the room through its many windows.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 23
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Swiss German and South German: topographic name for someone who lived near the corner of a mountain, from German ab- ‘off’ + Egg, dialect form of Eck(e) ‘promontory, corner’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Abegglen

    Story Highlight

    Letter from Isaura to Eli, March 9,1919

    Note: Words in [brackets] were underlined. Home, March 9, 1919 Sunday Morning My dear man: I've been standing by the window [laughing] for the last half hour, but I decided that it wasn't very …

    Sources (41)

    • Eli Abegg in entry for Joseph Bentley Abegg, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Elijah Abegg, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • E Abegg in entry for Dean Meridith Abegg, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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